Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Vegan Coriander Cashew Pesto

Pesto, this Italian dip/sauce is prepared traditionally with garlic,basil leaves with pinenuts blended with olive oil, parmesan cheese. The word pesto means to pound, to crush, as the original method of preparing this sauce goes for marble mortar and wooden pestle.Pesto is usually used to spice up the pastas, but now they can be used in making bruschetta,as dips, pizzas or else simply as filling in savoury breads.Some makes use of the pestos even to flavor their soups,in stir fries or simply as dressing for roasted vegetables and to flavour the meats.

Vegan Coriander cashew pesto, raw cashew, coriander pesto

Today am sharing this delicious,flavourful pesto which i bookmarked here long back. Since this pesto goes for cashew nuts, i was very much intrigued and tried it immediately, skipped the parmesan cheese,and prepared as a vegan version of pesto. Trust me this pesto is definitely a beautiful alternative sauce in case if you dont find pine nuts at your place.Most of the Indian households have cashew nuts, obviously we cook very much with coriander leaves, just make use of it to get a batch of this super nutty,flavourful pesto with simple ingredients.This pesto goes to this week's blogging marathon as i picked bookmarked recipes as theme.

Vegan Coriander cashew pesto, vegan cilantro pesto

1bunch Coriander leaves (washed)
2nos Garlic cloves
1/2cup Slightly roasted cashewnuts
1/4cup Olive oil
Salt
1/2tsp Pepper powder

Take the coriander leaves, garlic cloves, cashewnuts in a food processor, blend for few minutes.

While the food processor running, add slowly the olive oil until everything gets well grounded.

Season it with salt and pepper powder.

16 comments:

Varadas Kitchen said...

Very interesting variation of the regular. Very colorful too

Manjula Bharath said...

wow such an refreshing and yummy chutney :) with cashews sure it might be delicious :)

Veena Theagarajan said...

creamy and tasty pesto

Srivalli said...

Such a delicious dip Priya..and the bowl looks so inviting..

Easyfoodsmith said...

Your pesto recipe sounds great. Cashews and cilantro both are my favorite ingredients and I am sure i will end up eating spoonfuls on its own.

Sona S said...

What a delicious and flavorful pesto..

Poornima hegde said...

I usually skip cheese and replace it with Yoghurt while using Pesto. This pesto looks beautifully green and inviting!

Vimala Lakshmi said...

Yummy and good variation of pesto dr....

Suma Gandlur said...

Colorful and yummy pesto. I sometimes prepare this as cilantro is more handy than basil leaves.

Srividhya said...

Rich and creamy pesto

Harini-Jaya R said...

Love the colorful pesto.

Sapana Behl said...

Very colcorful pesto , looks so delicious !

Sarita said...

Ohh what a nice flavorful pesto..

Joanne T Ferguson said...

G'day! I love cashew pesto Priya! Yours looks delish and wish I could come through the screen and try some now!
Cheers! Joanne @What's On The List

Padmajha PJ said...

Looks so vibrant.Good one Priya...

Denny said...

What a vibrant color, love the presentation Priya..